Though their certified gold debut album, A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing, was released over twenty-years ago; Black Sheep has undeniably etched out its on space in hip-hop’s consciousness. Dres & Mista Lawnge exploded onto the scene with “Flavor Of The Month”, “Strobelite Honey”, and the chart-topping single “The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)” which you still hear regularly thanks to its inclusion in a handful of TV commercials over the years.
Members of the legendary and influential Native Tongues Click (A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love), Dres & Mista Lawnge disbanded the group due to creative differences after they released their sophomore album Non-Fiction; disappearing almost as quickly as they rose to prominence.
On the heels of Black Sheep’s breakup, Dres has appeared on a few choice De La Soul tracks (“Fanatic Of The B Word” & “En Focus”), a collaboration–“Back On The Scene”–with Slaughterhouse where they interpolated “The Choice Is Yours” for their Slaughterhouse EP (2011) and guest appearances with Twista & Rhymefest; and outside of a few sporadic solo projects, Dres has been largely working behind the scenes in both music, television, & film.
That all changes on 8.10.2018 as Dres (now working solo) picks up the baton by releasing a new Black Sheep project entitled Tortured Soul. The jazzy aesthetic the group displayed in its heyday is once again at the forefront on “Soul”, “Higher” featuring Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest and the heartfelt dedication “Peace Phife” where DJ Red Alert, Chi Ali, & Sadat X join Dres to reminisce & spin yarns celebrating Phife’s life & legacy.
Black Sheep’s Tortured Soul will be released on 8.10.2018 and is now available for pre-orders & favoriting.